Hummel figurines are a series of porcelain figurines based on the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, a Franciscan nun who lived in Bavaria in the early 20th century. Her sketch art began to appear in the 1930s in Germany and Switzerland, mostly pastoral drawings of children and soon caught the eye of porcelain producer Franz Goebel who acquired rights to turn Hummel’s drawing into figurines, producing the first line in 1935.
Soon the iconic figurines attracted American distributors and became available overseas. But it wasnТt until the end of WW II that Hummel figurines became more and more popular as American soldiers stationed in West Germany began sending the figurines home as gifts.
Still today, Hummel figurines are produced in the original factory in Rцdental, Germany while the creative process is strictly watched over by the nuns of the Convent of Siessen, where sister M.I. Hummel lived and worked.
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